One of the city's hidden architectural gems, Museum Het Schip serves as an outstanding example of the Amsterdam School of Brick Expressionism. Designed by architect Michel de Klerk as an apartment complex, the unconventional structure resembles the outlines of a ship. The building contains 102 apartments, a meeting hall, and a former post office that now serves as a museum of architecture. The permanent exhibit features multilingual displays designed to highlight the best examples of the city's unique building style. Though located near the city center, the building complex allows you to discover the lifestyle of natives living in areas less trodden by tourist crowds. To visit Museum Het Schip and other attractions in Amsterdam, use our Amsterdam trip itinerary planning app .
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If you do like to see and understand Architecture in Amsterdam from the first half of the past century iys a must to visit this museum. Easy to reach with pub;ic traffic.. Do take a roundtrip as... more »
How wonderful to find this one while just taking a walk from my hotel to get to the centre of Amsterdam! I had no idea about the Amsterdam School of architecture but what a delight to walk around an..... more »
Was there after the museum closed, so I don't know about that. But the building and neighborhood are amazing. If you are interested in architecture, it is well worth the visit. Definitely a must see.
Beautiful building of the “Amsterdam School” of architecture. Take the guided tour, it is very worthwhile and gives a good overview not only of the architecture, but also the social context of moving from slums to social housing. The Amsterdam school is a sister movement to Art Nouveau, and influenced not only architecture but also art and furniture.
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